Partners Rick Hilton and Jeff Hyland established the firm in 1993 with the intention of creating a small real estate boutique that would grow to meet the demands of the market, yet never outgrow a founding philosophy for meeting the uniquely individual concerns of each client. Together, they bring a dynamic and diverse range of resources to the firm. So do some 90 Hilton & Hyland agents, each chosen for their considerable accomplishments, as well as discerning ethics, in the marketing, purchase, and sale of luxury real estate.
Rick Hilton, whose grandfather founded the Hilton Hotel empire, has vast experience in residential sales and commercial financing and sales, as well as real estate development. As a principal, he developed Brentwood Country Estates, a 14-parcel, gated-guarded enclave in prestigious Mandeville Canyon. Jeff Hyland, a veteran broker and celebrated architectural historian, is a past president of the Beverly Hills Board of Realtors as well as the 30,000 member Los Angeles County Boards of Real Estate. Clearly one of the most recognized real estate figures in all of Southern California, Hyland was named “The Gatekeeper of Beverly Hills” by Town & Country magazine and “Best of the Best” by The Robb Report. Both partners are included in “The One Hundred Most Influential People in Los Angeles” by Haute Living Magazine.
It has often been said that the Los Angeles real estate market is unlike any other in the world. To that end, Rick Hilton and Jeff Hyland have built strong ties to the global marketplace while holding fast to the advantages of a small one-office company based in Beverly Hills. As founding affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, the firm is the only Los Angeles area broker represented by a company that has been bringing the world’s most influential – and affluent – buyers and sellers together for 230 years.
Christie’s, the world’s oldest art auction company, acquired Great Estates, Inc. in 1987. Since that time Christie’s International Real Estate has grown into the largest international network of independent real estate brokers specializing in important properties. More than 143 real estate firms representing some 36,000 agents and 900 offices are responsible for approximately $128 billion in annual sales. Christie’s International Real Estate contributes measurably to the marketing of these extraordinary properties.
In matters of personal service, Hilton & Hyland’s commitment to their clients has long surpassed the standards by which other real estate firms are judged in the highly selective Los Angeles community as one of the most privileged places on earth.
Christie’s, the world’s oldest fine art auction house, was established in London in 1766 by James Christie, whose friend included some of the leading artists of the time. Today, it conducts many of the most important auctions in the world.
Over the course of more than two centuries, Christie’s has grown into an international organization of 1,350 offices in 46 Countries. Each year, Christie’s holds hundreds of auctions in more than 80 categories, including silver, jewelry, photography, wine, furniture, ceramics, stamps, comic books and memorabilia, and, of course, fine paintings and sculpture.
Christie’s clients—those who buy and sell works of art, furniture, and antiques—often requested real estate services. After careful and thorough investigation, Christie’s chose to acquire the operation of Great Estates, Inc., founded in 1987, to fulfill client demand. Christie’s International Real Estate, a wholly owned subsidiary of Christie’s, was formed in June 1995 following this acquisition.
Christie’s International Real Estate is the largest international network of independent real estate brokers specializing in the sale of important properties. The network is comprised of more than 138 real estate firms with more than 1,350 offices and approximately 32,000 sales associates. Each real estate firm is selected for affiliation through a careful screening process that includes meeting stringent professional standards and demonstrating proven records of success in handling distinctive properties. The combined annual sales volume of all affiliate real estate companies is approximately $113 billion.
Luxury Portfolio International is the luxury face of the largest global network of premier locally branded companies dominated by many of the world’s most powerful independent luxury brokerages.
As a member, Hilton & Hyland exposes our high end properties to an international audience through LuxuryPortfolio.com, a site which marketed over 50,000 of the world’s most remarkable homes in 2015 and attracts over 3 million high-net-worth visitors a year. By presenting a gallery of the finest luxury properties and brokerage worldwide, the Luxury Portfolio brand is recognized throughout the world as the luxury standard of excellence.